The benefit of celery to prevent Leukemia
Meikel Peppelenbosch of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands said the experiment showed that apigenin that found in fruits and vegetables can halt the development of leukemia cells, as quoted by Reuters.
Leukemia or blood cancer is a diverse group of neoplastic diseases and is characterized by the development of abnormal or malignant transformation of blood-forming cells in the bone marrow and lymphoid tissues.
Normal cells in the bone marrow is replaced by abnormal cells. The abnormal cells out of the marrow and can be found in the peripheral blood. Leukemia cells affecting hematopoiesis or the normal process of blood cell formation and immune patients.
Such findings proved that apigenin could be used in the prevention of leukemia, said Peppelenbosch.
He also warned that his studies also have found that the component has a resistance to chemotherapy, and stated that the intervention may affect the standard of treatment for people who are diagnosed with leukemia.
“Apigenin may be a useful materials for leukemia, but it should not be consumed in conjunction with chemotherapy were confirmed positive for the disease because it can interfere with the positive effects of treatment,” wrote Peppelenbosch in the study in the scientific journal Cell Death and Disease.
Flavonoids are substances that contain anti-oxidants that protect cells from damage by oxygen molecules.
Previous studies have shown that apigenin, which is found in celery, parsley, red wine, tomato sauce and other foods made from plants, may also be beneficial in protecting against ovarian cancer.